2017 Classes

    Classes/Workshops 2017

Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI 

Winter 2017

Beginning/Intermediate Jewelry CLOSED - FULL
Both sections: Jewelry Studio
Instructor: Emily Wohlscheid
Tuesdays, January 10 - March 28  
6pm-8:30pm/12 weeks
All Levels
Members: $240, Non-Members: $260
Learn the basics of handcrafting jewelry. Through demonstrations and discussions you will become familiar with layout, piercing, filing, texturing, basic roller embossing, soldering, forming, finishing and polishing. With practice you will gain knowledge and confidence in jewelry making skills. Independent studio time will be available. All materials will be provided and additional materials are available for purchase.

Found Object Jewelry - FREE DEMO/LECTURE
Instructor: Emily Wohlscheid, Jewelry Studio
February 17, 2017
We all acquire precious objects on travels, during milestones, or treasures from childhood. During this free lecture we will take a look at several examples of found objects being used in metalsmithing and Emily will demonstrate ways to incorporate those objects into wearable treasures. If you would like to attend, email Emily at jewelrymetalskia@gmail.com

Instructor: Emily Wohlscheid, Weaving Studio
Wednesdays, February 22 - March 29
6:30 " 9 pm/6 weeks
Members: $150, Non-Members: $170
Beginners will learn the basics including spinning, plying and setting finished yarns. Intermediate/advanced will further explore various techniques including boucle, cabled yarns, lock spinning, core spinning, thick and thin yarns, coils, custom blending, long vs. short draw, wire spinning and more! Students may borrow a wheel but need to reserve it at the time of registration. All materials are provided.

Spinning With a Drop Spindle 

Instructor: Emily Wohlscheid, Weaving Studio
Wednesdays, March 1 - March 22
10:30am -1pm/4 weeks
Members: $95 Non-Members: $115
Learn how to make your own handspun yarn using a drop spindle! Spindles are a portable, affordable, and accessible method of spinning yarn for knitting, crocheting, weaving, and more. Plying, spindle types, origins, and their purposes will be covered along with an introduction to the spinning wheel and fiber blending. Top whorl spindles are available for students to borrow but must be reserved at registration.


Michigan Fiber Festival

coming soon!

more classes and workshops coming soon!